John Adams Essay | A Biography of John Adams

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A Biography of John Adams

Summary: Describes the life of John Adams, second president of the U.S. Details his role in the American Revolution. Examines his performance as the second president of the United States.
John Adams, second president of the United States of America, was a man of compassion and intellect. His service to the country was based upon justice, righteousness and deep faith in God. "I set out with firm resolutions...never to commit any meanness or injustice in the Practice of Law." In private, he doubted and questioned himself, but in public he frequently alienated people with a self-righteous and egotistical attitude. He yearned for fame, but he was ashamed of his eagerness to achieve it. He tried always to do the right thing, even though it met discontent and hostility from other political parties. Adams valued his principles and therefore he turned down offers that compromised them, although they assured wealth, royal favor and fame. During his early political carrier Adams was not self-confident but modest man; when he was elected as a one of five...

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